The Avamere Family of Companies Recognized as One of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies

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“Avamere continues to be one of Oregon’s most admired companies because we stay true to our core values,”


The Avamere Family of Companies is recognized as one of Oregon’s most admired companies in the health care category from a survey of nearly 4,800 chief executive officers across Oregon and southwest Washington. Business leaders from Avamere received the honor at the annual luncheon hosted by the Portland Business Journal. Avamere is the only post-acute care provider to be recognized in the “health care” category, which includes hospitals, health insurers, and other health services providers.

“Avamere continues to be one of Oregon’s most admired companies because we stay true to our core values,” says Gary Wart, CEO. “We are always innovating our practices and reaching to learn, grow and embrace change. Through our successful participation in progressive reimbursement programs like CMS’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement, taking the lead on an in-depth research partnership with IBM to advance care delivery, and our ability to improve care pathways between hospitals and our post-acute care systems; Avamere has earned a well-deserved reputation of delivering quality outcomes for our partners, patients and the communities we serve.”

The 2017 list is the eleventh year the Portland Business Journal has asked CEOs in the region to select the three companies they admire most across eight industries. Avamere was ranked alongside some of the state’s most prestigious health care institutions such as Oregon Health & Science University, Randall Children’s Hospital, Providence St. Vincent, and Cambia Health Solutions.

About the Avamere Family of Companies

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies began as a single nursing facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. Today, the Avamere Family operates nearly 50 Independent Living, Assisted Living, Transitional Care and Skilled Nursing facilities, over 8,200 employees, and includes multiple ancillary healthcare companies that provide services including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care, home health, hospice, palliative care, and primary care.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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